There are two kinds of meetings: important ones and really important ones. And considering that your entire sales team may get together only once a year or more, the sales conference is often the highest-profile meeting you plan.
Michelle Eggert, CMP, CDS If your event planning approach is anything like mine, I start contemplating how to improve my next event even before the current one is over. So you can imagine after 20-some years in the event planning business (but who’s counting?), I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have served my clients well. I thought I’d share my top three—plus a bonus tip—whether you’re new to the profession or you’ve got 1,000 events on your resume. Let”s get started! Read on. […]
If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve learned early on (and perhaps the hard way!) that it’s never a “one-and-done” process. No matter the size, there are a lot of moving parts and considerations to take into account. Sometimes you need a helping hand. via Pro Party Planner Recently, we looked at a few simple apps that can be immensely helpful in the planning, execution and follow-up stages of your event. Technology changes fast. There have been some great updates and new offerings for planning tools; here you’ll find an up-to-date list. […]
As we’ve all experienced, life rarely goes exactly according to plan. Inevitably, the unexpected will rear its head, often at the most inopportune times. The same can be said for planning events and meetings. From “Oh, so the presenter does have a PowerPoint presentation?” to “I can’t have gluten, eggs or peanuts,” here are the best ways to prepare for and prevent common event mishaps. […]
Planning your wedding can be stressful. There are a lot of moving parts, which, in the end, all need to work together in order to make your wedding a success. A key part of your wedding is color choice. The right color coordination can make a wedding. The wrong wedding color schemes have the opposite effect. […]
If there is one thing you don’t want in an event you’re planning, it’s surprises. Concerns about unexpected expenses, missing audiovisual equipment, rooms that feel too large or too small for the number of attendees you have – all may be keeping you up at night as you plan an event. But they needn’t be. The most important step for mitigating unwelcome surprises: event planning. And remember, you’re not alone. Outline the important details of your event before meeting with an event coordinator at your potential or chosen location. When signing on with a team like the one at Monona Terrace you can rest assured knowing a dedicated event coordinator is there as your partner throughout the remainder of the planning process. […]